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Times Square Bomb Threat: Is There A South Park Connection?

First Posted: 07/03/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:20 PM ET

Times Square Bomb Threat South Park

The LAPD is on heightened alert after this weekend's Time Square bomb scare. The LA Weekly reports that police have not ruled out a link to an episode of the LA based animated show South Park which some Muslims deemed inflammatory over its portrayal of Muhammad. From the Weekly:

"This vehicle was close to a Viacom building which owns MTV and Comedy Central," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), told CNN. "And you have the whole issue with South Park, which Islamic terrorists were threatening to have retribution for."

New York police commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Sunday that investigators haven't ruled out the possibility Viacom, a couple blocks from the car bomb, was a target because of the animated comedy episode. "We certainly wouldn't rule it out," Kelly said.

The Weekly goes on to state that according to Police, there have been no specific threats reported to Viacom's offices in Santa Monica.

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